Originally Posted by uebyn
So yes, cover art is important.
To you and obviously to many, but not everyone
—me, for example.
But I'm crazy like that. I also don't care how well singers can dance (while they're singing); can form an opinion on a politician's professional qualifications that ignores how good a spouse they are; and can even appreciate the athletic prowess of popular sports figures who seem to take no interest in being good role models.
And I don't judge a painter's work by how pretty their signature looks on it.
"The painting is absolutely gorgeous
, but did you see the font the museum curator chose for the descriptive plaque under it?? Hideous!! Ruined the whole experience for me."
I'm not saying I never see
the artwork on books—or that I never notice that one book's artwork might be particularly stunning (or
atrocious), even. It's just that good, bad, or "oh, you mean there was art on the cover?
" doesn't factor into my purchase/reading decisions. They're just separate experiences for me. Always have been.